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  • Polls are open from 6am to 9pm
  • Tuesday, February 26th - Special Election - Public Advocate
  • This Special Election is open to all registered New York City voters, regardless of party
  • New voter registration applications sent by mail must be postmarked no later than February 1st
  • Board Of Elections will accept in-person applications until 5 pm on February 16th.

What's on the ballot?

  • New York City Public Advocate (The winner of the Special Election will serve only till 12/31/19.The position will be on the ballot again in November 2019. The winner of the Nov. election will take office on 1/1/20 and serve out the remainder of the term, through 2021)

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NYC Public Advocate

  • Elected by all NYC voters
  • Term: 4 years; can serve up to two consecutive terms
  • Salary: $165,000
  • Chairs the Commission on Public Information and Communication
  • Appoints one member of the City Planning Commission
  • Appoints one member of the Contract Performance Panel
  • Serves on the special committee that appoints the Director of the Independent Budget Office
  • Makes recommendations for appointments to the Task Force on Service Delivery

* All registered voters in the district having a Special Election or General Election may vote. To check your voter party enrollment visit the New York State Voter Lookup

NYC Public Advocate Candidates

The League of Women Voters of the City of New York is a non-partisan organization. We do not endorse any specific party or candidate. Click here for the February 6th Debate

Become a Poll Worker

Poll workers (election inspectors) conduct assigned duties at a polling site on Election Day. Duties can include issuing ballots to registered voters, registering voters, monitoring the voting equipment, explaining how to mark the ballot or use the voting equipment or counting votes. All positions are paid including the required training.

Apply online or download the application below:

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